Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 107 Subscribe FREE May 31, 2009 

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MSDSprovider provides a free, easy to use MSDS list. Search is possible by a manufacturer or by chemical name.

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Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. Enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and a growing collection of data to compute the answer. We used it to find chemical properties of common compounds and it performed quite well.

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CEFIC facts & figures 2009
This project by the European chemical industry council provides insight into the EU as well as to the global chemical market. It covers topics such as: international trade, cost & prices, energy, employment etc.

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TRAIL-Technical Report Archive and Image Library: a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
Pilot currently contains the following report series:
NBS Monograph Series Major contributions to the technical literature on various subjects related to the National Bureau of Standards and published between 1959 and 1982. These detailed reports include materials data, mathematical functions, time series, diffraction patterns, measurements, standards, methods and much more. Most of the data provided is from direct measurements. This series of technical reports is highly referenced with more than 2000 citations found in Web of Science alone.

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The New Computing Pioneers
C&En’s May 25th cover story reveals how “conservative drug industry is putting cloud computing to the test... Having spent the past five years catching up to other industries in the deployment of enterprise software systems that link researchers and laboratories companywide, big drug firms are now starting to push data storage and processing onto the Internet to be managed for them by companies such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft on computers in undisclosed locations. Read the full story here:

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Woody solution
Room temperature ionic liquids that can dissolve wood have been developed by UK chemists. The solvents could pave the way for exploiting otherwise intractable wood resources in making biofuels, textiles, clothes, paper, and even perfumes, without resorting to inefficient processing that produce lots of waste. Héctor Rodríguez and Robin Rogers at Queen's University Belfast worked with colleagues at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, to develop the cost-effective and efficient approach to processing wood. “The discovery is a significant step towards the development of the biorefinery concept, where biomass is transformed to produce a wide variety of chemicals. Eventually, this may open a door to a truly sustainable chemical industry based on bio-renewable resources," says Rodríguez.
Queen's scientists discover eco-friendly wood dissolution

Read more hot chemistry news from's newsletter: The Alchemist.

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AgrochemEx 2009 (27-29 September, 2009)
AgrochemEx is an annual agrochemical symposium and exhibition that happened in Shanghai, China. It brings purchasers to the Chinese pesticide manufactures directly rather than middle man, and 420 exhibitors have registered now.
Venue: Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center

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The 12th China International Adhesives and Sealants Exhibition
4rd China International PSA Tape & Label Expo
Date: November 25-27, 2009
Venue: Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center

CHINAADHESIVE has been a famous brand exhibition with 11 years experience. It is a real efficient platform for trading between suppliers and producers, and for communication on the technology of the adhesive industry.

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SpeChem China 2009
SpeChem China 2009 will be held at Intex Shanghai on Dec 1-3, 2009. Organized by CCPIT Sub-Council of Chemical Industry, the professional international trade promotion organization in China Chemical Industry, and Zhejiang Netsun Co., Ltd., which owns the famous chemical web site, SpeChem China, the leading exhibition in the China Fine & Specialty Chemical Industry.

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Malvern is a leading supplier of analytical solutions for particle characterization (size, shape, zeta potential, molecular weight) and rheological applications. Advanced technologies are combined with robust mechanical designs and comprehensive software to provide on-line, at-line and off-line solutions for QA/QC, control and development applications. An extensive support service facilitates the exploitation of any given system.

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